Martin KippenbergerFive Working Class Lads from the Courtyard of Truth 1991

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Martin Kippenberger (1953‑1997)
Five Working Class Lads from the Courtyard of Truth
The 5 Arbeiterjungs vom Wahrheitshof
Date 1991
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 840 x 594 mm
Acquisition Purchased 2005
Not on display


This poster was produced to promote a performance held at the Literaturhaus in Frankfurt on 21 April 1991.

Though prolific as a painter, sculptor, musician and writer, the 178 posters created by Kippenberger throughout his career form a significant body of work. Normally created as screen prints or lithographs in standard advertisement sizes, they were used to promote a wide variety of events from art exhibitions to upcoming parties. From 1986 Kippenberger began to group his posters into folios, though these were united more by date than by similarity of style or function. This work forms part of the artist’s fifth and final folio called Pop It Out. Published in 1994 in an edition of seventeen, each folio contained thirty-one posters made between 1990 and 1994… (read more)

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